Virginia's Hampton Roads Black Caucus backs Youngkin for governor, first GOP candidate since start
Virginia's Hampton Roads Black Caucus has endorsed the campaign of Republican Glenn Youngkin for governor, after having endorsed his rival Democratic nominee Terry McAuliffe in his successful 2013 bid for the governorship.
"Terry McAuliffe has hurt Black Virginians by turning his back on our schools and children, making our communities less safe, and causing the cost of living to explode," Youngkin said Saturday in announcing the endorsement.
McAuliffe and Youngkin are deadlocked according to most polls, with Election Day less than a month away.
The caucus, in the state's southern coastal region, in 2017 also endorsed a Democratic for the governor, Ralph Northam, who must leave office because of the state's one-term limit. Its support for Youngkin also marks the first time the caucus has endorsed a Republican for governor since being founded in 2012.